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Latitude: 51.8459 / 51°50'45"N
Longitude: -1.3516 / 1°21'5"W
OS Eastings: 444763
OS Northings: 216567
OS Grid: SP447165
Mapcode National: GBR 7WJ.73H
Mapcode Global: VHCX6.JVBS
Entry Name: Hensington Gate
Listing Date: 27 August 1957
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1368005
English Heritage Legacy ID: 252998
Location: Blenheim, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Blenheim
Built-Up Area: Woodstock
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
8/16 Hensington Gate
Gateway. c.170b-10, by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Limestone ashlar. Frosted columns,
set on polygonal plinths, each support cornice and flat scrolls flanking 2-tier.
campanile-style superstructure crowned by vases of flowers carved by Grinling
Gibbons. Late C19 carriage gates. Cast-iron railings on low limestone walls
swept to meet terminal piers of banded rustication. The gatepiers originally
stood in the garden to the east of Blenheim Palace (q.v.) and were moved to
their present position in the 1770's.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p474; National Monuments Record; K. Downes:
Hawksmoor: 1959, pp75-82; Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of
Parks and Gardens at Grade I)
Listing NGR: SP4476316567
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